If you made a workout resolution, you don’t have to let it fall by the wayside. While it’s good to start out the year strong, it’s also important to keep the momentum going. The information below provides you with 5 tips for keeping your New Year’s workout resolution.
1. Establish Realistic Goals
Sometimes the reason why goals are not met is because they are unrealistic. For instance, if you want to lose 25 pounds, it isn’t something that can happen in a month. When an unrealistic goal like this is set, there’s a chance that you will get frustrated when the month ends. A more realistic goal is to say you will workout 2 to 3 days each week before work. This of course will depend on your lifestyle. If you want to eat healthier, a realistic goal is to buy fruits and vegetables every week. It’s better than just stating you will “eat healthier.”
2. Enjoy the Journey
Whatever your resolutions may be this year, it’s important to enjoy the journey and path that you take to get there. Life is rarely about the destination. While that’s part of it, the journey and who you take on your journey is more important. It’s about enjoying yourself along the way.
3. Increase Your Goals
After establishing realistic goals, you can increase them later after you have achieved a level of success. It’s important to take small steps. Accomplishing something small will give you the motivation to do something bigger. Whatever your goals are in January, you can expand them later in the year. This will get you closer to your end of year workout goal.
4. Create a Plan
Creating a plan is sometimes half the battle because it will enable you to see what needs to happen. In fact, you should have your plan in writing so that you’re able to take it out and review it as time goes by to see if you are on target. Your plan can include daily, weekly and monthly goals. You should ensure they are visible or easily accessible.
5. Find a Workout Partner
Many studies have shown that having someone to workout with you will increase your chances of success. That’s because you feel accountable to the other person. Having accountability means you are less likely to disappoint someone else by not showing up.
You can establish a new goal in life at anytime. If you didn’t make a resolution on the 1st of January, you can start today. The tips provided will give you a jumpstart so that you’re well on your way.